Welcome to Bonaire Tours and Vacations

Unhurried, Unspoiled, Unforgettable

Imagine an unhurried place with unspoiled sites and unforgettable people & charm. This is Bonaire and this little paradise awaits every visitor with endless possibilities of land & sea activities.

Feel, smell & taste the kaleidoscope of cultures that has shaped Bonaire’s history for hundreds of years. Listen to the sweet sounds of Papiamento, the local language and enjoy local stobas (stews) while sipping a cold drink. Stare at the starry filled nights while the warm ocean breeze comforts your skin. Let us show you the magic of Bonaire.

We are all your vacation needs…

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Discover why our repeat customers have selected us time and time again and made us the largest activity provider on the island.

With 15 years of successful shore excursion handling, our customers count on our staff to ensure smooth & safe running operations. We are committed to delivering a quality product and the finest customer service to each and every client.

Our experience in handling individuals, as well as large groups, has taught us the value of the personal approach in all that we do. Taking care of the smallest detail, in a friendly & professional way is our trademark. Multilingual & multicultural, we speak fluent English, Dutch, Spanish, German, French and, of course, Papiamento the local language.

Our excursions are all led by professional guides with up to standard equipment and full liability insurance coverage. We offer a wide range of activities from the traditional sightseeing tours to snorkeling, diving, soft adventure and ECO-tours. We can also tailor a shore excursion program to meet your specific needs. There is an activity for everyone!

As Bonaire’s most extensive Tour Operator & Destination Management Company, we also specialize in Meet & Greet services, Airport Transfers, VIP handling, Island Orientations, Accommodations & Weddings.

Bonaire Tours & Vacations is an active member of the Bonaire Chamber of Commerce, the Bonaire Hotel & Tourism Association and we work together with Bonaire’s Port Authority & Tourism Office. We are proud to have the long term trust of our local partners, international tour operators, major cruise lines & airlines.

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Meet BTV Team

Corine Gerharts
Corine GerhartsGeneral Manager
Jeanette Trenidad
Jeanette TrenidadAccounting Supervisor
I’ve been working for Bonaire Tours since it’s starting years, and I still enjoy it because of the variety of work, and the fact that I have contact with people from all around the world!

I am originally from Bonaire & I love the nature of the island; I feel Bonaire is special because of its landscape, the sea, and the natural way in which Cargill produces Salt here keeping the balance between nature and the industry.

Jan Batens
Jan BatensOperations Manager
I am originally from The Netherlands, and I’ve decided to move to Bonaire because of the same nice weather all year round together with the tranquility and serenity of the island nature on land as well as in the water.

The friendliness of Bonairean people with their stress less life, makes me feel as if I was on vacation all year even that I have to go to work every day!

On Bonaire Tours & Vacations I feel like I am part of a great team in the office as well in the operational field, where we all have a great sense of humor but with a great feeling of responsibility for the things we have to do to make our guests stay on the island unforgettable and to make them come back to this fantastic island in the Caribbean.

Our Small Island Big Fun motto is always high on our agenda…….

Maggie Martijn
Maggie MartijnOperations Department
I am from Bonaire & I love my island, which to me is beautiful in every way! I have a real feel for Bonaire Tours & Vacations and for the tourism sector.

The work is very diverse and each of us in our team is oneself, we all understand our work, and we all are respectful to each other. For this reason, after working so many years one with another I have the feeling that we truly love each other in our team.

Vanesa Palacios
Vanesa PalaciosMarketing Manager
I come from Barcelona, and its contrast with the rhythm of life on Bonaire is what has made me make up my mind twice!

After 5 years of living in my hometown again, I understood that I was missing the tranquility of Bonaire, it’s birds, it’s sea & it’s nature, and above all, the fact that you can easily combine work and family without having to give up on any of them.

I am the type of person who cannot only do one type of work, so I love Bonaire Tours & Vacations exactly for that! Everyday is different, where either I’m preparing a party for 150 people or arranging a private tour for a couple, or assisting the wedding planner on a wedding on the beach or working on the pier with the cruise ship tourists etc… It all has to do with meeting new people everyday, facing new challenges & working as a part of a great motivated team in a paradisiacal environment! Who wouldn’t love it?

Amina Kromodimedjo
Amina KromodimedjoWedding Planner
For me in Bonaire everyday is a sunny day, everyday you can enjoy happy hours with friends and everyday is blessed in paradise!
BTV has a great working team, hospitality offers a lot of challenges triggering your creativity in acting and thinking.
Working with tourism, you come to learn a lot about people, foreigners and tourists from all kinds and from all over the world telling you about their culture and country, and this together with making their dreamed Caribbean wedding a reality is what I love the most about my job!
Richard Ramsan
Richard RamsanDriver
Bonaire is a nice & beautiful quite, safe island with a lot of historical happenings, & the traffic is safe with no rush.

As a kid I wished to live on an island and so I came to Bonaire since 1980, I have seen the development of Bonaire for the last 34 years!

With Bonaire Tours & Vacations we are making a good team together & I am pleased to work within the touristic industry, because I do meet with different kinds of people and with patience I enjoy showing the tourists as much as possible of Bonaire.

Richie Mercelina
Richie MercelinaDriver
Bettina Schluter
Bettina SchluterGuide
Daniella Gustowsky
Daniella GustowskyGuide


Our  Rule #1:

‘If we don’t take care of our customers, someone else will’

Bonaire Tours & Vacations reputation is built on a strong commitment to service excellence in all that we do.Bonaire tours_activities

We believe that superior quality service is the most important thing we can offer our customers.

We aim to provide all our customers with a ‘feel-good’ and lasting impression of our company and the island. Through this, we hope to earn the best advertising possible, your personal recommendation.

Our philosophy has given us a unique role of leadership in Bonaire’s tourism. Our work with the tourism sector, government, conservation organizations and non-profits contributes directly to the island’s Destination Marketing, Sustainable Tourism Practices & Employment.

Service Excellence ~ Quality Products ~ Memorable Travel Experiences

Safety Standards ~ Sustainable Tourism Growth ~ Business Ethics